Ten miles of asphalt is all that separate Washington County High School and Marion County High School.
And ten miles is all that it takes to harbor “one of the best rivalries in the state,” according to Russell Burkhead, the current head coach of WC’s boys’ basketball squad and a WC player from 1978-1982.
The teams aren’t in the same district in any sport, but the two teams play each year. Without fail.
But even when one team is down and the other is up, the contests are still generally competitive.